Green Cities – Youth Exchange Press Release

The project “Green Cities” is a transnational initiative for 64 young people, aged 18-30, from nine (9) different countries: Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Spain, Turkey and UK.

E.K.O ( will organize and coordinate the project, which will take place in Athens, Greece, on December 7-16, 2018.

While the world faces rising hazards related to climate-change, resource depletion, pollution and other environmental pressures, cities have become home to over half of the world’s population. Today urban areas play a dominant role in global consumption, resource use, waste production and pollution. Various measures and interventions are being implemented in different countries to respond to the rising need for action. Our project aspires to promote learning about and action toward green and sustainable cities, as well as to raise young people’s awareness about the degree to which individual and social well-being depends on the quality of the urban environment and the necessity to think and act in an environmentally-conscious way. Through a wide range of interactive workshops, seminars and creative activities, based on the methodology and principles of non-formal education, as well as a series of intercultural evenings and city visits, participants will enhance their interpersonal, critical thinking and learn about the other countries’ policies and good practices in the context of sustainable cities. It offers indeed a great opportunity for knowledge-sharing about existing strategies and ideas-exchanging on solutions contributing to greener cities.

A seperated call for participants will be launched during next week.

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